Plan Your Visit
Welcome to Yorktown and Yorktown Battlefield, site of the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. The Revolution secured independence for the United States and significantly changed the course of world history.
Today, Yorktown Battlefield is administered by the National Park Service (NPS), and is part of Colonial National Historical Park which includes Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America; the Colonial Parkway, which connects the Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown; Green Spring, a colonial period plantation developed by Royal Governor Sir William Berkeley; and Cape Henry, first landing site of the Jamestown Settlers in the new world on April 26, 1607, and site near which the Battle of the Capes was fought on September 5, 1781. These sites all played important roles in English colonial America.
Join with us and explore the site where American Independence was won!
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Did You Know?
On July 6, 1781, near Jamestown, the Marquis de Lafayette’s small American force fought General Cornwallis’s army at the Battle of Green Spring. Lafayette lost this, Virginia’s largest infantry battle of the war, but saved his army, enabling him to spy on the British army as it moved to Yorktown.